The grounds are nice (aside from dog poo on sidewalks!!) & our apartment is super nice - we love it. Parking, however, is a JOKE. There is no designated parking spot, other than 1 garage per apartment. We have 2 vehicles - one is parked in the garage. We can almost never park in our parking lot as it is always full. We would be willing to pay for designated parking near our apartment! They claim you are not allowed to use the garage for storage, yet almost daily there is a woman working on furniture or something out of her garage. Also, just kind of waiting for someone to get hit by a car in the parking lot... Cars constantly FLY through, as there are no speed bumps or even speed limit signs! Pretty dangerous walking the dog with my 3 year old, checking the mail, or taking out the trash! Either we have really quiet neighbors on the other side of our walls, or the walls have good insulation. Wish we could say the same for the neighbors above us, but totally not the case. We hear every step, every toilet flush & their dog (?) sounds like an entire basketball team. Super annoying - even my 3 year old complains of the "big bad wolf upstairs making noise". But as for the apartment itself, we really can't complain. No bugs, no real problems. If we ever do have a problem, maintenance comes within a day to fix the issue.
Terrible place to live. No parking, cheap appliances, Horrible office staff and no maintenance to speak of. Snow removal is terrible as is the ground maintenance. I would never recommend this place to anyone. There is a nice pool and gym.
I'm not sure about my other fellow humans... but I like my apartments to have parking. Especially when paying the Colorado high prices for living. I'm not talking about parking for friends, family, etc... that's a whole different problem with Prana. I'm talking about parking for those who live at Prana. Those who PAY to live here. There is NO parking at Prana. Every apartment comes with 1 parking garage. Half of the apartments at Prana are 2 bedrooms. This means that half the apartments will require at least one parking space in the lot. Some single bedroom units have multiple cars due to couples occupying them. Some people own multiple cars. Some people own motorcycles as well as cars. Some people own trucks which do not fit inside the garages. Some people do not use their garage because they: -are afraid to park in them because it does require a 3 point turn to enter the small garage -do not want to walk the extra 50, 100, 200 feet from their garage to their apartment because of poorly planned garage-to-apartment distances -do not want to carry their belongings, groceries, packages, kids, pets, etc. the distance from their garage to their apartment I've actually overheard two women talking one morning about how they do not use their garages because they are "afraid I might damage my car." Not only does Prana not have adequate parking for its renters, you have the ridiculous problem of tenants not using their garages. Now, add on people coming to visit Prana residents. The boyfriends, the girlfriends, the families, the friends... THERE IS NO PARKING AT PRANA. I've been here for almost 5 years. I walk between 250-275 yards every night after work. I live in a 2 bedroom and do not get to use a garage because the other person in the apartment gets to use it. Before you consider renting at Prana, visit the parking lot after 6pm on any day. Count how many cars have to park on the street.... that's if you can even get down the overly small street to even enter Prana apartments. Prana was sold and purchased by a new company around 2-2.5 years ago. Ever since, the grounds, atmosphere, parking, maintenance, and even attitudes have all declined for the worse. The new hedge fund owners only care about making a profit. Close to the major highways, nice pool and hot tub, workout room, pool table, coffee bar. That's all great. But, how great is it that you (the person who pays hard earned money) can't even park at your own apartment?
We lived here in 2015. We moved here to try living in a nicer place outside of Boulder. We rented a two bedroom on the top floor. The amenities were pretty good. The gym is large with lots of equipment, the pool is usually pretty clean and the hot tub has a great view. The hot tub was down occasionally to be repaired, probably about 1 week every month. The clubhouse was cool but only open when staff was there (could be rented after hours for a $2000 deposit). Teenagers as well as adults frequently get drunk and high and the hot tub around dusk. Access to the local trail system is terrible, and the construction in the area always makes a mess. The apartment itself looked nice but had many cheap features. The wood cabinets were in poor shape when we moved in, the windows were very dirty on the outside of the building, the appliances were cheap (the stove could barely boil water). The way it was set up made it feel like a cave, very little natural light made it in. I never heard the neighbors except when they would come and go, everyone would slam their doors all the time which would shake your whole apartment.The carpet was pretty cheap but clean. Utilities were pretty normal ($150 for everything). Parking is terrible. Everyone gets a garage that you have to use to park your car. Even then most residents drive large trucks that don't fit in the tiny garages. Also there is on average 20 spaces for every 24 apartments. Most apartments have couples or families, so even with the garages there is no parking. Many times I had to park 5 or 6 buildings away, or even at the club house on the far side of the complex. The management and maintenance staff were absolutely the worse. The never returned our calls or answered the phone. Alissa in particular was always very rude and had a terrible attitude even when we were signing our lease. Maintenance takes forever and never fixes anything correctly. I don't entirely blame the maintenance guy as he is OK, but they have only one guy for a huge complex. Most request take weeks before you even here from them. Anytime it snowed it took the maintenance guy the whole week to clear the sidewalks, and he was not able to work on anything else. Our apartment had a loud knocking noise in the wall from where the drain pipe from the sink would hit the wall when hot water (or steam) went through the pipe. Maintenance "tried" to repair it many times and eventually said there was nothing they could do (it would have been an easy fix with a pipe tie down, again one guy with no plumbing experience). I even called corporate to complain or send out a professional and they never got back to me. Overall I would never recommend anyone move here. Last thing to note is that we left because our rent was going to increase by $800, and would be a larger increase if we signed anything less than a two year lease. Staff is the worst I have ever seen in a customer service type environment. Check the review on other sites (yelp, apartment ratings) and you will see similar issues. They show really well and look great when you visit, but living here was absolutely terrible.
Prana is a quiet, beautifully maintained, and modern community conveniently located in south Lafayette. I lived in the community for over two years. I found these apartments to be a great value when comparing others in the surrounding area. Most apartments in this area do not come with storage space or garages without an added cost, at Prana, you get both at no additional cost. The enormous 24-hour pool and hot tub is a huge plus. Sometimes you just want to go for a soak at 12 AM, at most apartments the pool closes at 10 PM. The fitness facility, although not large, has a variety of equipment sure to please the gym rat in your family. The staff and maintenance personnel were always friendly and very responsive to my needs; I never had a complaint. The property is very pet friendly, with a large dog run and dog wash station. If you are looking for a great value on a modern community that is close to US 287, US 36, and the Northwest Parkway/E470, look no further. I highly recommend you consider Prana when looking for your new home.